MacMahan Reads

This year we will participate in virtual MacMahan Reads.  The following are proposed books for discussion and dates.  

July 15, 2020 10a.m.
One Goal by Amy BassThis is the inspiring story of the Lewiston soccer team that united Somali refugees and multi-generation Mainers in their quest for state, and ultimately, national glory.  A timely story about overcoming the prejudices that divide us.  A reviewer said, “At a time when America seems consumed by divisiveness and hate, along comes One Goal, a beautiful and important reminder that humanity’s strength is its togetherness.”  –Jeff Pearlman–
ALSO
Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate – This story, told entirely in free verse, narrates the experience of a young boy Kek who has fled to the United States to escape the violence and upheaval in his native Sudan.  

August 13, 2020 10a.m. —Poetry Salon.  Share favorite poems.  

August 19, 2020 10a.m.
This Life is In Your Hands:  One Dream, Sixty Acres and a Family Undone by Melissa Coleman
This is a timely and honest portrait of Coleman’s own childhood experience in the 60’s and 70’s in Cape Rosier, ME with her homesteading parents who were protege’s of Helen and Scott Nearing, authors of Living the Good Life.  

All three books are available as e-books from public libraries, from Amazon and on Kindle.
Happy Reading!!

The Literary Committee

Weekend Events

An ice cream social will be held this Friday in front of the Playhouse from 3:45 – 5:00. 
Bring your own bowl and toppings to share.

We are looking for volunteers to help clean up after the chowder picnic. There is always a large crew of early morning helpers but we’d like to have a few more people help at the end.  Clean up is right after the picnic (putting away food, tables, etc), around 1 pm.

If you are planning to come to your usual 9 am shift (choppers and peelers) or 10 am shift (stirrers and set-up) or would like to join one of the three shifts (9am, 10 am, 1 pm), we look forward to seeing you!

See you at the picnic on the 17th,
Becky, Heather, Cathy, Holly & Henny

We will have Evensong this Sunday, August 18th, at 5:30pm at The Chapel.  There will be no 9:30am service.

Ann Taft, Chapel Committee co-chair

A Very Special Saturday Evening Cocktail Party 8/10 at 5PM

Pam and Pete Zavitz Have Sold “Aftermath”!
 
Let’s Send Them Off With Warm Good Wishes 
 
at a 
 
Very Special Saturday Evening Cocktail Party
 
August 10th  5 to 7 pm
 
MacMahan Playhouse
 
BYOB and Heavy Hors d’oeuvre to Share
 
Bring a memory, poem, limerick, or photos to share if you wish.
If you are off island and need a boat ride, please let Gerry Welch know and we will arrange transport from the Landing.
 
Adults only, please.